photo © Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland
Phil Gill… Class outfitters
Martin Richter… all the army boots you could eat
Glenn Piper… veritable Aladdins cave of curiosity’s and lots of boots & great coats
Lucy Pappas… Bought my very wide leg sailor trousers from there! Loved Malcolm Mitchell x
Phil Gill… Lucy, You could have washed them before you turned up at the youth club wearing them though.
Lucy Pappas… Phil, I apologise for the fishy smell. Thinking about it, that would have been when we first become friends, 50+ years ago….
Phil Gill… I didn’t mind fishy, it was the beer stains from some Norwegian sailor’s night out.
Bruce Zebedee… Great shop
Colin Wells… Malcs bootique!!
Pete Blomfield… Datsun 100a or 120y?
Jeff McCall… Great shop, bought a purple parker from there, it had a bullet hole in it!
Gerry Fortsch… I remember that they sold every thing so one day I asked for a torpedo and they came up with one.
Fred Marsh… I wonder what some of our dfls would have made of it
Lloyd Johnson… Fred, Hastings is my home town.I moved to London in 1966 I went Ore youth Club with Patrick Mitchell who’s uncle owned MM .I opened my own shop/stall in 1967 in Kensington market a year later.In 1973 I was buying similar items that we’re sold in Malcolm Mitchell’s the High st,Baldocks and Winters shoe shop in George st.,Cyril Savages in Kings Road and Apps shoe shop in Silverhill by that time the stock I remembered from the early 60s was considered vintage clothing. I remember. buying an amazing W11 leather dispatch riders jacket from MM which I wore during my Art school days at The Brassey Institute above the Library in 1961/62…I guess you could say in some ways all those shops including MM were a great inspiration for me during my time. in the clothing business as was the whole teenage experience of growing up in Hastings with The Pamdor, Fiesta ,the trad jazz at the caves and the groups on The Pier. I think it is nice to see some new small innovative businesses bring some style to the town. The DFLs’ as you seem to call the creatives from London that have chosen Hastings to make their home. Several friends from London have moved to Hastings and St.Leonard’s and I think they contribute extra style and entertainment to the Town…..
Mark Syrett… Top shop
Mike Waghorne… Top clothe’s shop in the late 60’s Malcom’s boutique we used to call it !
John Mcewen… Best work boots ever!
Dave Nattress… Even us Bexhill boys knew Malcolm’s Boutique, always on the tourist may with the Trading Post
Jim Breeds… April 2021 view (Google Streetview)
Alan Esdaile… Jim, hasn’t got the same smell as the original photo!